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Mdina - die alte Hauptstadt - the old capital

by fraggle_DE     Malta

N 35° 53.065' E 014° 24.200' (WGS84)

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 Time required: 0:05 h 
 Hidden on: 07 November 2019
 Published on: 07 November 2019
 Last update: 14 January 2020
 Listing: https://opencaching.de/OC15BFD

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Before Valletta was declared as capital of Malta in 1571, Mdina was the capital for centuries, mainly because of the good strategic position on top of a hill. History of this city already begun in bronze age and was later affected by Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs and Hospitallers.

Mdina (source: Wikipedia)

(source: Wikipedia)

 

Malta as an island was difficult to rule from heartland. That's why Mdina lost its status as capital to Valletta in 16th century. Since that time Mdina is the "silent city". But it could preserve its medieval flair, which is characterized by narrow streets, as well palaces and churches built of sandstone colored limestone. (source: wikipedia.de)

 

Mdina (source: fraggle_DE) Mdina (source: fraggle_DE)


Regarding the cache:
To log this cache you have to fulfill two tasks:

Go to the city entrance and make a picture of you, your GPS or one of your belongings in front of the main gates. Attach it to your log entry. (Of course you may add more pictures of the beautiful city. :).

You can find the five-letter log password in the lower left corner of a brown ceramic panel, which is located between the stone bridge and the big information board.
For visual impaired cachers: you can find the log password in the third line of the Braille on the very same ceramics panel.


Enjoy your visit!

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Found 02 September 2020, 10:45 kfamsi found the geocache

Despite the global pandemic we enjoy our vacation and caching in Malta. This cache could not hide for a long time.
2. September 2020 10:45, #43
Thank you for hiding, kfamsi from 🇩🇪

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